Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018
Less is the story of a 49-year-old writer, Arthur Less. Caught in a cycle of bad reviews and reduced to interviewing blockbuster-writing hacks for no fee, Arthur’s life is in freefall. Then, to crown his descent, he learns that his former boyfriend is about to get married. Determined to avoid the wedding – and heartbreak – at all costs, he decides to embark on a trip around the world, accepting invitations to a series of half-baked lectures and literary events.
I finished it a week ago, and every night since I’ve gotten into bed and wished I still had it to read. I gave my copy of Less away to someone I met at a party an hour after I finished it, and now I have to buy another copy because I want to give it away to someone else. I’ll buy one more to keep for myself. Ann Patchett